Building a Habitat Home

The 10:45 a.m., crowd at CrossPoint met Diane Jones this past Sunday. She is the woman we are building a Habitat House for in North Smithville. Diane is the mother of Sabrina, Karyn, and Joir.

Diane was born and raised in Birmingham. She graduated from Jackson Olin High School and West Texas State University. She received a degree as a medical assistant from RETS School of Business and Technology. Diane is currently employed by Alabama Comp at Brookwood Hospital. She is a member of Bush Hills Church of Christ. She is a recent breast cancer survivor and enjoys scrapbooking, reading, playing board games on family nights and participating in Bible studies.

Sabrina is twenty-two years old and is away from home at Berea College in Kentucky studying nursing. She enjoys photography, scrapbooking, basketball, soccer and hanging out with friends.

Karyn is twelve years old and attends Homewood Middle School where she is in the sixth grade. She is in Who’s Who of America’s honor students and enjoys swimming and playing outside.

Jori is ten years old and attends Edgewood School in Homewood where she is in the fourth grade. She loves collecting monkeys and going to Huntsville’s Space and Rocket Center.

“I’ve been living in apartments that are not the safest place to let my children out to play,” said Diane. “They are always asking to go outside and I have to tell them “No”. This is (purchasing a house from Habitat) an opportunity for me to have a yard they can play in and also to have a pet.”

I had the pleasure of working on Diane’s Habitat House last Friday, April 11. In two days we were able to build all the exterior and interior walls, and place the trusses in place for the decking. I also understand that we completed all the electrical needs plus a large part of the plumbing.

Next weekend, April 18 & 19, our goal is to get the roof in place, hang the windows and doors, and complete the siding. After that, another team will come in to complete the project.

As I announced last Sunday, CrossPoint’s desire is to build a Habitat House from beginning to end. As soon as Habitat finds some land in our area, and a deserving family, we will take on that project.

So, what do you think CrossPoint? Do you think we can do it? If the Lord is willing, I believe we can.

Again, we need a large showing this next weekend to complete our part of Diane’s house. If you can be there, I trust you will come out and join us in the work. This is kingdom enterprise kind of effort.

Directions to the Jones Family House From downtown Birmingham: Interstate 65 North; Exit #264 / 41st Avenue; Yield right; go back under interstate; Turn right at first traffic light onto Trax Drive; (see Flying J on corner); Turn left onto Campbell Lane; Turn left onto Allen Street. The Jones’ house is the third lot on right.

For pictures from this past weekend, click here and view the Habitat Gallery.


2 Responses to “Building a Habitat Home”

  1. 1 Searching
    April 15, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Now this is ministry at it’s best!! Kudos to CrossPoint for this ministry!! God bless yall and this sweet family you are helping! Amen and Amen!

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